Latest Cat material handlers designed for improved cycle times
By Jenny LescohierFebruary 09, 2022
Recently introduced Cat MH3022 and MH3024 material handlers are designed to provide high performance, low operating costs and improved comfort.
Made for use in waste and scrap metal applications, an advanced electrohydraulic system optimizes the balance of power and efficiency, improving cycle times to handle more material in the same amount of time, improving profit potential, according to Caterpillar.
Powered by the Cat C4.4 engine, these next generation models are capable of operating on up to B20 biodiesel. Meeting EU Stage V and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards, the engine’s maintenance-free aftertreatment system lowers operating costs and maximizes machine uptime.
The choice between Power and Eco power modes fine-tunes power requirements to the task at hand, offering up to 10% lower fuel usage than previous models without sacrificing machine performance, the company claims.
A 12% wider, stabilized footprint increases the Cat MH3022’s operating stability for improved performance when lifting at extended reach. The MH3024 offers up to 7% greater swing torque to move more material faster.
Heavy lift mode for both models boosts lifting capacities to more efficiently handle heavy loads. Allowing the boom to freely travel up and down without using pump flow, the standard SmartBoom allows the operator to focus on grapple control and have a smoother cycle.
A range of attachments and new reach options are available for varied applications to increase operating flexibility for the MH3022 and MH3024. Increasing their versatility, both material handlers can be equipped ex-factory with a 15-kW generator for magnet operation.
Offering a choice between Deluxe and Premium designs, the new Next Generation cab features a joystick steering option, eliminating the steering column to improve forward visibility, legroom and ease of cab entry. Further facilitating cab entry and exit, the left-hand console tilts up.
A larger, 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen monitor with jog-dial offers simple navigation of the intuitive operator controls. Different machine operators can store their specific joystick and preferred power mode settings, and the machine automatically recalls the settings based on the Operator ID.
Last year, Cat introduced its MH3250 and MH3260 tracked material handlers built for longer maintenance intervals and improved fuel efficiency to decrease owning and operating costs up to 20%.